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I am beyond excited to share with you the launch of The Budget Babe Forums, a place where our very friendly community of budget-savvy fashionistas can talk about shopping, style and beauty! Whether you need outfit ideas for an upcoming summer wedding, help styling those fabulous but oh-so-challenging silver penny loafers, or tips on the best places to shop for plus-size jeans online—this is YOUR place to talk about it! I will do my best to jump in and share my advice whenever possible, and hope you'll do the same. I know you are some of the smartest, most stylish readers out there, and I look forward to learning from you each and every day.
If you come across any bugs or have questions about how to use the forums, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below and I'll do my best to remedy the situation.
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During a routine trip to CVS, I spotted a new collection of scented-when-dry nail polishes by Revlon, with the beautiful Revlon spokesmodel Halle Berry smiling back at me and luring me towards the display. I almost squealed aloud when I spotted what appeared to be the perfect shade of satiny smooth lilac (I had Essie's Lilacism in mind) among the half-dozen or so colors still left, called Revlon Scents of Summer Nail Enamel in Gum Drop.
Heidi Klum spent a sunny Sunday out with her kids wearing a classy and comfy combination of khaki pants, denim jacket, loose tee and leather flip-flops. Get her look for less with affordable fashions from JCPenney, Land's End Canvas, Target and more!
 St. John's Bay denim jacket, $24.99 - $29.99 at jcp.com
 Aviator Ring Sunglasses, $7.50 at wetseal.com
 The Beals Tank, $28 at alternativeapparel.com
 AE Sparkly Buckle Belt, sale $19.50 at ae.com
 Pleat Tapered Trousers, $70 at topshop.com
 Merona Print Canvas Tote, $12.99 at target.com
 Leather Flip Flops, $39.50 at landsendcanvas.com